Richard Sykes (Big Pharma)

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Person.png Richard Sykes (Big Pharma)  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(biologist, Big Pharma executive, health bureaucrat)
Born7 August 1942
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Alma materRoyds Hall Grammar school, Paddington Technical College, Chelsea College, Queen Elizabeth College, University of Bristol

Employment.png Chancellor

In office
2013 - Present
EmployerBrunel University

Employment.png Rector

In office
January 2001 - 2008
EmployerImperial College

Employment.png Chairman

In office
1997 - 2001

Sir Richard Brook Sykes is a British Big Pharma executive who has been Chair of the Vaccine Taskforce since 2021, where he was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the UK's COVID-19 "vaccination" programme, including preparations for booster programmes and "encouraging vaccine innovation".[1]

He is part of the "Wellcome Five", five friends (Jeremy Farrar, Roy Anderson, Edward Holmes, and Neil Ferguson) linked to the powerful organization The Wellcome Trust, who are responsible for some of the most defining events of the Covid-19 era.[2]


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